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El Recreo Cuban Bakery

310 S. State Road 7 Pompano Beach, FL 33068 | North Lauderdale | 954-979-7977
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El Recreo is a busy little bakery that makes all sorts of Cuban pastries, breads, and sandwiches. The inside is small, with a couple tables and a long but stubby lunch counter against one wall and a series of display cases hugging the small prep area. The ladies behind the counter are quick and friendly, and speak both English and Spanish fluently. They'll wrap up guava-filled pastelitos in sheets of baking paper or fill plastic bags with fried chicharrón for you to take away. But you have to try the Cuban sandwich at El Recreo: Two slices of Cuban bread are pressed flat as a sheet of granite, buttery and crisp. They're stuffed with fresh pulled pork and slices of sweet, pressed ham; a pair best accented by melted cheese, yellow mustard, and sour pickles. At $5 for a foot-long sandwich, its as cheap a lunch as it is filling. Finish it off with a creamy cafe con leche and a sweet pastelito and you're good to go.


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  • Cuisine(s): Bakery, Cuban
  • Hours: Sun 8am-2pm, Mon-Wed 7am-5pm, Thu-Fri 7am-6pm, Sat 8am-5pm
  • Price: $
  • Serving: Breakfast, Lunch
  • Alcohol: None
  • Reservations: Not Necessary
  • Parking: Free, Lot Available
  • Payment Types: All Major Credit Cards, cash
  • Features: Takeout

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